Thrifting for Wedding Gifts

My second cousin, Mallory is getting married. She’s a beautiful girl with a beautiful heart and when I was asked to help give her a Bridal Tea, I was thrilled to do so. The tea was an informal gathering of close friends and family held at a lovely cafe in Trussville, AL. The Chocolate Biscuit is a perfect venue for luncheons, teas or showers or just lunch with the girls. There were several Pinterest-type ideas at her tea, so I thought I’d share them with you.

The Chocolate Biscuit

Wanting to give Mallory a gift that fit into her “country chic” theme, I went thrifting and found a gently used picnic basket. I painted it with Van Gogh Chalk Paint and filled it with treats for their Wedding Night Picnic. Included were chips, nuts, chocolate, champagne, wine glasses, napkins and dessert plates.

Here is the before.

Wedding Night Picnic


Picnic Checkerboard

And here is the after… Millie wants to go, too.

Picnic with Millie

A window of memories.

The first time I saw you,
The first words you spoke,
The first time we held hands,
The first time we kissed…

Window of Memories

A small collection of bottles filled with baby’s breath line a window sill.

Ledge of Baby's Breath

Flowers are love’s truest language.

Small Bottle of Baby's Breath

Lace and burlap decorated mason jars are filled with flowers.

Mason Jar of Flowers

She’s been dreaming 
’bout her wedding dress
since she was a little girl..
white with lace, and flowing,
accents made of pearl.

Wedding Dress Cupcakes

And this handmade gift was a huge hit. Made out of a discarded pallet, stained and inscribed with their name and date of establishment.

Established 11-1-14

Mallory & Ross

Congratulations, Ross and Mallory!

Country Chick is all the rage for weddings these days. What are some of your wedding gift/bridal decor ideas?

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By Stephanie Lynn

9 thoughts on “Thrifting for Wedding Gifts

  1. They are a precious couple and the bridal tea was so nice. The cupcakes were delicious and it was so great getting to see a lot of family members. The picnic basket was really a great idea and everyone loved it. I pray for Ross and Mallory that they will be happy. Congratulations to this sweet couple.

  2. Oh, how cool! I love the trend toward the more rustic-vintagy style. It feels cozy and warm to me. I’m sure the picnic basket was very well-received. It’s so very cute! Great job with it.

  3. The basket is such a thoughtful idea! So many brides and grooms leave their own reception starving because they spent their time with guests (or were worried about spilling spaghetti sauce on the wedding gown). This couple will be all set. I’m going to remember this one!

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